I have been looking at the Avic's and decided to stay with my carputer. For one thing, I have a 1 DIN slot, this or the D1 will not work at all for me. There are many other reasons to stick with the PC, some of which were already mentioned. I guess it boils down to what you want, not what others tell you you should have.
Stop Buying New Music CD's.
Hit The RIAA where it lives.
It is SUPPOSED to be available 2nd quarter 2006, but IMO it is NOT a competitor to a carPC.
As I understand it, you can not watch DVDs on the screen. You need to wire to another monitor for this. Also, you can not insert a CD loaded with MP3s and transfer, you have to put in real CDs and let it rip them and tag them with the CDDB databse. This is also the problem with the eclipse units.
Will there be a work-around for this? We'll see...